As a result, the teeth can become more sensitive and less stable. Gum disease is a major cause of exposed tooth roots, but anything that breaks down the gums can have the same effect.
Overzealous tooth brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush also damages the gums and exposes tooth roots. Finally, orthodontic work can sometimes expose tooth roots.
ROOT CARE: WHEN ROOTS BECOME A PROBLEM
Tooth sensitivity is often the first noticeable symptom when you have exposed tooth roots. Other signs you might notice are your teeth looking longer or the appearance of the roots at the base of your teeth. In serious cases of gum disease, the gums recede and expose the roots of the teeth.
Managing the sensitivity can begin during your daily oral care routine.
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Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a circular brushing motion, and avoid pressing too hard. Giving up tobacco to avoid its irritating effect on the gums also helps with sensitivity. Additionally, speak to your dentist about the problem. They can apply desensitizing agents or fluoride gels to the sensitive area, treat any gum disease, and, in severe cases of exposed tooth roots, recommend a dental surgeon to perform a gum graft to cover the exposed area.
A mouth guard may help prevent further damage from nighttime tooth grinding. If an exposed tooth root isn't treated, the problem doesn't resolve by itself. If poor tooth brushing habits aren't changed, more tooth roots may become exposed and sensitivity may increase. Should you cover the offenders?
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Generally, you should avoid covering roots if what you intend to cover them with is soil. A better solution for dealing with surface roots is to cover them with mulch. Any mulch will do, from recycled wood chips to pine bark and needles, but just inches of it — no mulch volcanoes! Another suggestion often offered when it comes to covering surface roots is to plant groundcovers around them. This solution may or may not help the situation.
If only a small portion of the roots will be damaged or impacted in any one year as the groundcover planting holes are dug, and if the groundcover is perennial, then this solution is generally acceptable. Mangrove tree Rhizophora sp. A large gnarly tree with exposed roots clings to a grassy hillside.
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A tree with exposed roots in the middle of a canyon at Matthiessen State Park. Exposed roots of a large tree blown down.
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